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Description - Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research by Darin D. Dougherty

The 1990s witnessed tremendous progress in psychiatric neuroimaging research. Investigators developed, in tandem with significant advances in imaging technology, innovative strategies for exploiting the awesome potential of these new tools. This volume brings the reader up to date on developments by providing insight into the methodology of experimental design of the numerous neuroimaging articles being published in today's peer-reviewed journals. Revealing the remarkable wealth of neuroimaging's potential contributions to the field of psychiatry, 49 distinguished contributors use accounts of their own research to illustrate the power of particular paradigmatic techniques. These techniques hold promise not only for delineating pathophysiology and advancing neuroscience, but also for yielding discoveries of direct clinical significance, such as diagnostic testing, predictors of treatment response, and new medications. Unlike other references that structure their chapters around psychiatric disorders, this ground-breaking volume is structured around experimental paradigms, including magnetic resonance imaging, cognitive activation studies, structural and functional imaging, in vivo neuroreceptor imaging techniques and characterization, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Yet every chapter maintains its focus on how these paradigms apply to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety disorders. Specialists and general clinicians alike should find much of interest in this definitive look at the exciting developments in neuroimaging today and how they can enhance our understanding and treatment of psychiatric disorders. This comprehensive text with its exhaustive illustrations and references should also prove a welcome addition to any course in the neurosciences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880488440
ISBN-10: 0880488441
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 150mm x 29mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Darin D. Dougherty

Darin D. Dougherty, M.D., is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Clinical Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of Medical Education of the Massachusetts General Hospital Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute, Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Trichotillomania Clinic, and Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a graduate of the Clinical Investigator Training Program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Scott L. Rauch, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Chief of Psychiatry (for Neuroscience Research) at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also serves as Director of Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research and Assistant Radiological Scientist in Neuroimaging. As a clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital, he provides consultation and patient care at the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute. Dr. Rauch has contributed over 150 publications to the scientific literature and currently serves on the editorial boards of four journals. His principal research interests include neuroimaging and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders.